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Remember December (w/MJ choir)


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apb

 Genre: Holiday

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the finished ..er .. thing.

Thanks to "Good news" (oh the irony) for the lead vocals and providing the singing line - man, can that dude sing, if a little obsessed with "Land of hope and glory".

Special thanks to the following sporting MJers for their kind contributions, without which I couldn't have had a go at adding a boppy choir, choral, vocal ensemble .. er .. thing:
moorlandt - special vox
jiguma - bassy bits, got bit lost in mix dude but your there
slimgirlfat - high bits/harmonies
J.A.Stewart - main pattern that ended up a bit 'ho ho ho', what can I say?
Harold - male harmonies, ebb & flowing

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone, relax it'll all be over soon.
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Lyrics
I, hate, Christmas oo-
oo- I really do,
Don't you-?

I find the-giving,
is-marred-,
by-the taking,
Sad, but true

So spare a thought- for-what
you have bought,
It's not the toy,
But your time with the boy,
They'll remember, so- remember,
December- oo- oo-

So spare a thought- for-what
you have bought,
It's not the frills,
But your time with the girls,
They'll remember, so- remember,
December oo- oo- oo- OO!

[not socks and after-shave again!]
Song Stats
Hits: 5274
Comments: 37
Fans: 11
Plays: 805
Downloads: 142
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Dec 23, 2006 - 01:13:02 PM
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 - 02:50:40 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:23:20 AM
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Hardware:
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Comments
said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
:^D
We just a bunch a jooly troops!

Turned out great!!! One for the archives....

Thanks for including me in the fun!

. - Harold
said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Jolly
'Burp'
apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thanks Harold..
.. in the end I was relieved you sent me a fair selection to
choose from ... Eb's were scarce .. the idea with an ensemble/choir to me is how it sounds as a whole .. so it wasn't of key importance to mix so everyone could make themselves out necessarily. Glad you liked the outcome and
I'm very glad you made the deadline for joining in despite
my full mailbox.

PS. Song 10 on your CD II needs an updated link :o)


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said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
List updated....
Done deal. Thanks again Alan

. - Harold
Slotogenic said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Merry Synthmas
This is twisted genius! Best Christmas song I've heard on this site. It really made me smile. Underneath all the fun and crazy sounds is a very important and often forgotten message. It's produced very well also. Thanks for posting it!
apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thanks very much Eric ..
.. I always liked the satirical "A Christmas Carol" by
Tom Lehrer and felt like having a go ... yes, there is
a message tucked in there .. I don't want socks and after-shave ;o)

Have yourself a great Christmas and looking forward to more
of your posts in the New Year.

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Cameron said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
FUN!
Great concept and execution. Love those computer voices, especially when they sing.

Got a kick out of the "ka-ching ka-ching!" sound. May the money flow!

...and may you have a Merry One, whatever, however. ;-)
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apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
same to you Cam ..
.. have a good one. Speak to you in the New Year ... about
a loan .. cha-ching! ;o)

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jiguma said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
:D
Thanks for having me along Alan - I'm sure I can hear me just a lttle - I'm around behind the left PA column : )

Great concept, great Xmas ditty.

Compliments of the season and all the best for a happy 2007!!
Peace,
Neil
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apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thank you Neil ..
.. you are there honest.. but a bassier voice tended
to blend too easily with the backing - I did try to
resolve but didn't really succeed - I liked the overall
boppy carol singer-esque sound from the vocal ensemble
and it being the some of it's parts. Your actually the bottom parts of each of the harmonised notes that I
made with what Harold supplied if I recall ..

Wishing you and yours a peaceful Christmas and looking
forward to your upcoming posts in 2007. Thanks again for
your contribution- and remember, collabs are not just for Christmas .. lol. ;o)



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jiguma said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
I'm always up for a collab .......
....... call me a collab junkie if you will :)
Neil

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said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
another version
very cool, nice colab, A fun listen
apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thanks Ego ..
..have a fun Christmas and keep 'em coming in 2007.

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J.A.Stewart said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Don't Blame Me...
Don't Blame Me... I offered to submit some (juicy) melodic crepidation for this "piece"... which I thought was more in keeping with the *harumph* ...
spirit of it... but Daft would have none of it.

If this is what you're like when you're OFF beer... get back on it, dude. LOL

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT. 8)

--- Joe
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apb said 3749 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
LOL
.. have a good one too Joe. A few drinks shall definitely be had soon ..oh yes, back on the wagon, fall off it and get
back on it again ...

I liked the 'ho ho ho' side-effect .. it was very in-keeping
with the "piece" - as you lovingly refer to it lol ;o)

Thanks again for being a good sport and putting up with
me in SL. See you in 2007.

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peacepiano said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Ho Ho Ho
Ha Ha Ha
I'd say more but I can't stop laughing. Have to play it again :D

Merry Christmas
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apb said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks Bill ..
.. it's a little known fact I'm a member of the LAST
robotics team ;o)

Glad to extend out some cheer, apb style to you from Sweden - where Christmas is being celebrated already - I'm stuffed.

All the best to you and yours and look forward to your posts
in 2007.

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Mcboy said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
hehhehhe
oh so kool.......merry christmas......!
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apb said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks mcboy ...
.. have a .. oh, I've done that already ... with a wee bit of
practice you might manage this one .. something to think about
for 2007 ;o)

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jiguma said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
I just noticed ........
...... the graphic!
lol
Neil
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OneManBand said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
hahaha
love that program hahahahahaha its halarious that it worked
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apb said 3748 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thank you very much ..
.. glad we made you laugh .. and welcome to MJs. Have a
swell Christmas and look forward to you passing the
approval phase soon.

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"In Swedish, there is a subtle difference between being ugly or drunk"
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stevewhit said 3745 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Hi apb
Nice one!

Steve




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apb said 3745 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
let me guess ..
.. socks and after-shave, huh? lol

Thanks, appreciate it.

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moorlandt said 3745 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
oooo boy...
... did I really go that deep? No more cigarettes and wine in 2007!

- Walter
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apb said 3745 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
LOL
.. you sure did Walter, unbelievable- let the record show
that I did not alter Walter one bit.

Thanks again for adding the icing/frosting on the cake. Hope you continue to have a great holiday and I look forward to
your posts in 2007.

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said 3743 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
X-cellent!
What an awesome, fun and thought provoking send up. Nice going! The emphasis in all the right places! I love this!

God rest ye merry gentlemen!


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apb said 3743 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Appreciate it ..
.. Harold put it quite well "We just a bunch a jolly troops!"
Glad you liked it. I'll be dragging it out every Christmas from now on ;oD

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Obstructions said 3729 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
this is from 4chan, no?
it's jesus, lol
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apb said 3728 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Funny picture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan? Not me- actually I found it just with a google search, from a link it seems in "The Nuri of Antos IV"s myspace account - he has the image on his photobucket account: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/stfuitsbunni/thisshouldntbesofunnycopy.png

No idea where that image came from originally but I figured the original comedian is already using an image from a ubiquitous Xmas card that the bubbles were added to. Problem using it you think? Pity if there is, it had just the right amount of zany to match this xmas song I felt.
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Obstructions said 3724 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
yes'm
copyrights, you mean? I doubt it.
it's funny.
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Enrique Gil said 3712 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Pretty cool!
I have never listened to your music before. This is the first time but not the last one. Pretty cool! The melody at times sounds like Pomp and Circumstance, and bring memories not only of christmas but of graduations (played a lot in high school graduations in the US).
Anyhow, I really liked it. Thank you for sharing!
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apb said 3712 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Never say never ..
I thought you commented on: http://www.macjams.com/song/25140? before .. lol.

Perhaps you are two people on the same account? Enrique & Gil??

Anyways, thanks for listening & commenting: this was just some Christmas fun/exercise and quite unusual set-up for me in that it was my first loop only effort and multi-collab.

The lead vocals are the Mac System voice setting "Good News"
which always 'sings' any text to the melody of Elgars
"Pomp & Circumstance March #1"/Land of Hope & Glory etc, hence you are quite correct. Just a couple of notes in the melody sequence needed to be changed to fit better with the "kick flip" backing loops and of course I altered the timing with editing and putting "-" in the text to create pauses where I roughly wanted them.
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said 3704 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
; O
This is great fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's growing on me the more i listen the more i smile . . : )
just started listeningen to you.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKYOU & KEEP ON HAVING FUN !!
; )
freefalleffect said 3384 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
this
is some of the most fun I've ever had listen to a Christmas tune.....fab work and hats off to all involved....great sparkling mix with a lot of depth which serves this very cool ditty well....happy holidays to planet Earth....wherever and whoever you are

peace
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Heightened said 3292 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
A really zany song
More please!!!
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Char said 2200 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Oh boy!
Yeah..you are right on! :) There should be some throwing out of the money changers, for sure. Thanks MJ group.
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